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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 03, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 1983 Camaro that I have recently been working on it runs but I have come into a problem that I need some help with big time. I have rebuilt the trans, carb, head, and radiator (New). Well everything was fine until I noticed that a cylinder is not firing and the cam is all out of wack which it either needs to be replaced or I need to get a new engine. I am looking for the cheapest thing to do to fix this car. It runs now but it is not running at it's best. The engine is a V8 305 5.0L engine I garuntee this is also not the cars original motor. Someone please help me! If you know where i can get a new cam or I can get a new or rebuilt engine at a good price e-mail me or reply please. [email protected]
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 03, 08:17 AM
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Cam... If you have to have one, then look at Summits, inhouse Performer grind and lifters for not much money!! It is the 204/214 grind AND should do you very well, imho... Otherwise look at a Crane 266/210 cam. It is a good one for smaller motors..

Engine, about as good a deal that is around is the GM Goodwrench 350 if you can use it! Something like $1150 to $1250 or so plus freight!

Otherwise just keep searching here b/c there is a bunch of info. on crate engines AND short blocks if you want to take the time to look.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 03, 11:13 AM
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What do you mean when you say "out of whack"? Your solution will depend on what exactly is wrong.

If you have a dead cylinder are you sure its due to the cam? If so, it sounds like you would have a flat cam lobe . . . if that's the case bits of metal are coursing through your engine's veins and the longer you drive it that way the more damage you'll do.

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